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List of famous people from Georgia, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Georgia, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Georgia you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Georgia, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

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If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Georgia?" or "Which celebrities were born in Georgia?" then this list is a great resource for you.
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Kanye West is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Georgia
age 41
Kanye Omari West is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, director, painter, entrepreneur, and fashion designer. West first gained prominence as a producer for Roc-A-Fella ...more
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Hulk Hogan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Georgia
age 65
Terry Gene Bollea, better known by his ring name Hulk Hogan, is an American professional wrestler, actor, television personality, entrepreneur, and musician currently signed with WWE. Hogan ...more
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Chloë Grace Moretz is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Georgia
age 22
Chloë Grace Moretz (born February 10, 1997) is an American actress and model. She began her acting career in 2004 at the age of seven, and her first award nomination came the following year ...more
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Raven-Symoné is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Georgia
age 33
Raven-Symoné Christina Pearman is an American actress, comedian, model, singer, songwriter, dancer, and television producer. She first appeared on television in 1989 on The Cosby Show as ...more
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Jeff Foxworthy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Georgia
age 60
Jeffrey Marshall Foxworthy is an American stand-up comedian, actor, television and radio personality, author, and voice artist. He is a member of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, a comedy troupe ...more
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Bill Hicks is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Georgia
Dec. at 33 (1961-1994)
William Melvin "Bill" Hicks was an American comedian, social critic, satirist and musician. His material, encompassing a wide range of social issues including religion, politics, and ...more
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Danielle Panabaker is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Georgia
age 31
Danielle Nicole Panabaker is an American actress. She began acting as a teenager and first came to prominence for her roles in the Disney films Stuck in the Suburbs, Sky High and Read It and ...more
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Keri Hilson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Georgia
age 36
Keri Lynn Hilson is an American singer, songwriter, actress and record producer. She was born and raised in Decatur, Georgia, and spent most of her youth working with producer Anthony Dent, as a ...more
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Arn Anderson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Georgia
age 60
Arn Anderson is a wrestler, television producer and actor.
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Holly Hunter is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Georgia
age 60
Holly Hunter is an American actress. For her performance as Ada McGrath in The Piano, Hunter received the Academy Award for Best Actress, BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, Golden ...more
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Ray Charles is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Georgia
Dec. at 74 (1930-2004)
Ray Charles Robinson, professionally known as Ray Charles, was an American singer, songwriter, musician and composer, who is sometimes referred to as "The Genius". He pioneered the ...more
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T.I. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Georgia
age 38
Clifford Joseph Harris, Jr., better known by his stage name T.I., is an American rapper, record producer, and actor. He signed his first major label record deal in 1999, with Arista Records ...more
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Alice Walker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Georgia
age 75
Alice Malsenior Walker is an American author and activist. She wrote the critically acclaimed novel The Color Purple for which she won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. ...more
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Oliver Hardy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Georgia
Dec. at 65 (1892-1957)
Oliver "Ollie" Hardy was an American comic actor famous as one half of Laurel and Hardy, the classic double act that began in the era of silent films and lasted 25 years, from 1927 to ...more
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Michael Stipe is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Georgia
age 59
John Michael Stipe is an American singer, lyricist, film producer and visual artist. He was the lead singer of the alternative rock band R.E.M. from their formation in 1980 until their ...more
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Kenan Thompson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Georgia
age 40
Kenan Thompson is an American actor and comedian. He is known for his work as a cast member of NBC's Saturday Night Live. In his teenage years, he was an original cast member of Nickelodeon's ...more
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Melissa Ordway is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Georgia
age 35
Melissa Pam Ordway is an American actress and model. She has modeled in many campaigns and acted in such films as 17 Again and on television in Privileged. She currently portrays the character ...more
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Rosalynn Carter is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Georgia
age 91
Eleanor Rosalynn Carter is the wife of the 39th President of the United States, Jimmy Carter and in that capacity served as the First Lady of the United States from 1977 to 1981. She has for ...more
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Ken Shamrock is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Georgia
age 55
Kenneth Wayne Shamrock is an American mixed martial artist, Ultimate Fighting Championship Hall of Famer, and professional wrestler. Shamrock emerged as one of the biggest stars in the history ...more
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Eve Meyer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Georgia
Dec. at 49 (1928-1977)
Eve Meyer was an American pin-up model, motion picture actress, and film producer. Much of her work was done in conjunction with sexploitation filmmaker Russ Meyer to whom she was married from ...more
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Marcus Foster is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Georgia
Dec. at 50 (1923-1973)
Marcus Aurelius Foster was an African-American educator who gained a national reputation for educational excellence while serving as principal of Simon Gratz High School in Philadelphia, ...more
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China Anne McClain is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Georgia
age 20
China Anne McClain (born August 25, 1998) is an American singer-songwriter, actress, dancer and member of the girl group McClain. China's career began in 2005 when she was seven years old acting ...more
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Andrea Brooke Ownbey is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Georgia
age 36
Andrea Ownbey is an actor.
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Jeff Daniels is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Georgia
age 64
Jeffrey Warren "Jeff" Daniels is an American actor, musician, and playwright. He founded a nonprofit theater company, the Purple Rose Theatre Company, in his home state of Michigan. He ...more
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Buff Bagwell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Georgia
age 49
Marcus Alexander Bagwell is an American professional wrestler and actor, better known by his ring name, Buff Bagwell. He is best known for his appearances with World Championship Wrestling from ...more